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6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi Oprah Winfrey's yard sale includes a chest of drawers worth $50,000.

Nepal6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi Nepal held its very first gay beauty pageant today: "The country's only openly gay lawmaker and BDS president, Sunil Babu Pant said: 'This programme has encouraged gay men to reveal their hidden talents and will create more awareness about gender and sexuality.'"

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi The father of the man who went on a shooting spree at LAX yesterday called police about his son around the same time the shootings actually took place.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi The former owner of a gay bar that was badly damaged in a fire has been charged with arson.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi Bernhard Goetz has been arrested for trying to sell marijuana to an undercover NYC cop.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi Two kidnapped French journalists have been killed in Mali.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is adamant: "I'm not resigning."

Matt-bomer-friday-movies-with-simon-halls-016a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi A bunbled up Matt Bomer and less bundled up Simon Halls take in a movie in LA.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi New law in Germany introduces a third sex option for those born with both male and female characteristics. They reason: "The council had argued, among other things, that many people born with both sex characteristics who were operated on as children say they wouldn't have consented to the surgery."

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi Teens talk about the teen problem on Facebook.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi Britney Spears promotes her new single "Perfume" on Snapchat.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi There's a good chance that anti-discrimination laws could become a reality in Holland, Michigan if two anti-gay council members are defeated in Tuesday's election.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b008c8e6d970b-800wi The family of jailed Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova claims she is now missing.


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1143

JUMPING THE SUBWAY: Don't try this at home.

RICE AND BEANS: The latest from Cazwell (work-unfriendly).

THE 90's: A set of a cappella covers.

EXTREME ZIPLINE: This is how they do it in Nepal.

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News: Etan Patz, Unabomber, Gay Green Lantern, Broke Levi

ChanningTatum 6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Gay marriage turned some Kentucky Democrats against President Obama.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Conservative website WorldNetDaily is charging people $29.99 to send a letter to all members of Congress urging them to support DOMA.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Nepal will soon grant LGBT people full citizenship status.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Channing Tatum on his erstwhile career as a stripper: “I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part. You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you’re a rock star, but you’re nothing — you’re just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit.”

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Levi Johnston, most famous for being the father of Bristol Palin's baby, is reportedly broke and living with his mom.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Take a listen to Jennifer Lopez's new track, "Goin' In."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Rumor has it that DC Comics' new gay character will be Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Parenting and the "normalization" of homosexuality.

SunFlare6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Climate change could lead to 150,000 more heat-related deaths in North America by 2099.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron strike a pose at the Cannes premiere of their new movie, The Paperboy.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Comedy duo Brian and Nick have a "Boys Night In." [Possibly NSFW.]

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Parents of a Florida teen say anti-gay bullying led to their son's suicide attempt.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi RIP writer and cultural critic Paul Fussell.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Bill Clinton posed with some porn stars in Monaco. Hillary Clinton is surely thrilled.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi A New Jersey man has confessed to strangling 6-year old Etan Patz, a New York youth whose 1979 disappearance played a huge role in the placement of kids' faces on milk cartons. Police remain skeptical that the man, however, is actually Patz's killer.

Unabomber6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi A former nanny is suing actress Sharon Stone for allegedly being a total nightmare.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks pretty fit on the set of his new movie, Don Jon’s Addiction.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Greg Sargent on news that more African-Americans support gay marriage following President Obama's endorsement: "It’s not exactly that Obama influenced black opinions... It’s that African American voters who really don’t care very much one way or another about the marriage issue — but do consider themselves on Team Democrat — are now aware that marriage equality is the normal position of that team."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Unabomber Ted Kaczynski submitted an updated biography for the 50th anniversary of his graduation from Harvard. For awards, he listed "Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998." Occupation? Prisoner.

RoadAnti-gay rabble-rouser Bryan Fischer does not appreciate Richard Grenell and others claiming that LGBT equality is a conservative value: "[Homosexuality] It is a libertarian value, and a liberal value, but it is not a conservative one... Conservatism encourages moral restraint and self-control. Libertarianism, on the other hand, encourages the 'If it feels good, do it' lunacy of the 70s. These are conflicting and incompatible views of moral responsibility."


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1077

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID: A compilation.

CHEETAH-BOT: The latest in robots with frightening potential.

THE MOST ASTOUNDING FACT: Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson notes, we are all made of stars.

PARAHAWKING: Flying with birds of prey in Nepal.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #931

OUT OF THE CLOSET: A mini-doc on Nepal's Supreme Court decision on sexual and gender minorities.

UNLEASH YOUR FINGERS: A viral ad for Samsung Mobile France.

MADEON: French Pop producer's mash-up gets synced with all the videos.

PIE-GATE: The Taiwanese animation of the Rupert Murdoch attack has a sex scene.

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American Couple Celebrate Nepal's First Lesbian Wedding

Two Denver women have held Nepal's first lesbian wedding, the AP reports:

Nepal Courtney Mitchell, 41, and Sarah Welton, 48, from Denver, Colorado, celebrated in a Hindu Nepalese tradition at the Dakshinkali temple south of Katmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. Local gay rights activists and supporters cheered the ceremony attended by their close friends.

Nepal Parliament member Sunilbabu Pant, a gay rights activist, said it was the first public wedding of a lesbian couple in the mostly conservative nation.

The banana sharing (photo) is reportedly part of Hindu Nepalese tradition. More here.

Mitchell is a college professor and Welton a lawyer. Sanjay Shah, 42, a Briton from Leicester, UK and an Indian man who did not want to be identified, held Nepal's first gay wedding in August of last year.


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